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Court Will Hear Appeal In Fatal Police Shooting

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut’s second-highest court is reviewing a jury verdict that cleared Bridgeport police of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of an unarmed South Carolina man in 2008. The Appellate Court is scheduled […]

11/08/2014

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NAACP To Investigate New London Stun Gun Death

The NAACP says it will investigate the death of a medical school graduate from the Bahamas after police twice used a stun gun.

10/08/2014

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Connecticut NAACP, ACLU Laud Taser Legislation

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – The Connecticut NAACP and the state ACLU chapter are lauding a taser reform bill passed this session in the General Assembly. The state Senate on Wednesday passed the bill the came […]

05/08/2014

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NAACP Holding Press Conference On Meriden Police Taser Incident

Later today, officials with the NAACP will hold a news conference in response to an incident where a man died after being hit with Taser. State chapter president Scot Esdaile is expected to be joined […]

06/11/2013

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Maine Gov Moves Out Of State House Office After Dispute Over TV In Hallway

Maine’s governor, who has gained attention in the past for telling the NAACP to “kiss my butt” and comparing the Internal Revenue Service to the Gestapo, has moved out of his office at the State House and says he’ll work out of the governor’s mansion because of a dispute over a television screen.

05/24/2013

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Sheff Agreement Extended By One Year

An agreement has been reached to extend the Sheff v. O’Neill school education equity case by one year. The Center for Children’s Advocacy, the American Civil Liberties Union, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund […]

05/01/2013

Divisions In Bridgeport NAACP Prompt State Takeover Of Chapter

The state NAACP has taken over the Bridgeport chapter of the civil rights organization to try to restore order to the sharply divided local group.

04/23/2013

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“Urban Apartheid” Finds Deep Racial Divide Between City, Suburbs

Am NAACP report says there are glaring disparities in economics, education and health between minorities in urban neighborhoods and whites in the suburbs in the New Haven area.

03/29/2013

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Man Who Claims To Have Been Beaten By Police Files Suit

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A man seen on a YouTube video being beaten by three Bridgeport police officers has filed a $1 million lawsuit, and NAACP leaders are calling on police officials to arrest and […]

01/29/2013

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Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

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